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Transport and Marketing Assistance (TMA) : An Incentive Scheme to Boost Agri-Exports

As a part of implementation action plan of Agriculture Export Policy, 2018, which the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved in December 2018, with an aim to double the shipments to $60 billion by 2022 and integrating Indian farmers and agricultural products to the global value chain, the government now [&...

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“Modi”-Nomics : Vision to Double Agricultural Exports

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Agriculture Export Policy, 2018.  The Cabinet has also approved the proposal for establishment of Monitoring Framework at Centre with Commerce as the nodal Department with representation from various line Ministries/Departments and Agencies and representative...

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Advance Authorization Scheme under GST

The vision behind the Foreign Trade Policy continues to be focused on making India a significant participant in world trade and on enabling the country to assume a position of leadership in international trade. The Policy is issued once in Five Years and the Current Policy is for the period 2015 – 20, Mid Term […]...

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Service Export from India Scheme: Revised FTP 2015-20

Service Export from India scheme 1. Introduction: The Government has introduced the Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) w.e.f. 01.04.2015 under the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), 2015-20 replacing the earlier scheme ‘Served from India Scheme’ under the FTP, 2009-15. Under SEIS, the service providers of notified services are ince...

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Advance Authorization Scheme

Advance authorization is an order issued to endorse the import of duty-free inputs which are physically integrated into the export product. Its provisions extend to fuel, oil, energy, and catalysts which are consumed or utilized to obtain export products. This article looks at the regulations connected with Advance Authorization Scheme. W...

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Procedure to import pets into India

(1) Customs Circular No, 15/2013 dated 8/4/2013 allows import of two pet animals (dogs and cats only) as baggage only to persons who are transferring their residence to India after two years of continuous stay abroad subject to production of required health certificate from the country of origin and examination of the pets by the [&hellip...

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FAQs on provisions regarding Imports

Q.1 What is a ‘Restricted Item?Ans. All goods, import of which is permitted only with an Authorisation / Permission / License or in accordance with the procedure prescribed in a notification / public notice are ‘Restricted’ goods....

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DGFT & CBIC: The ugly face of corrupt practices- 6th Story

There is no educational institution, which taught you to cheat therefore I fail to understand that where did the Indian bureaucracy learn to cheat the citizens. Further, the way systemic corruption pervades the complete system is mind boggling. To me, this is most despicable & disgusting feature of the Indian bureaucracy & every I...

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Self write offs of unrealized export bills

An exporter who has not been able to realize the outstanding export dues despite best efforts, may either self-write-off or approach the AD, who had handled the relevant shipping documents, with appropriate supporting documentary evidence. The limits prescribed for write-offs of unrealized export bills are as under: Self-write-off by an e...

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DGFT & CBIC: The ugly face of corrupt practices–5th Story

In respect of the exports, the Parliament has laid down that the task of the DGFT is to facilitate exports. The same applies to the CBIC because the local taxes cannot be exported therefore there is no responsibility of the collection of the taxes associated with the exports, but the responsibility is to administer the […]...

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